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Love Park

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Address: John F. Kennedy Blvd and North 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone Number: 215 636 1666
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: Also known as the JFK Plaza, Love Park is home to the iconic LOVE...
Also known as the JFK Plaza, Love Park is home to the iconic LOVE sculpture and is a resting spot atop the bustling Ben Franklin Parkway.
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Was good to see but don't expect much.

We went to get our photo in front of the love statue. It was a nice day so it was pretty crowded. We waited in line for a few minutes while 2 guys were taking people's pictures... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We went to get our photo in front of the love statue. It was a nice day so it was pretty crowded. We waited in line for a few minutes while 2 guys were taking people's pictures for 'tips'. This is not required! We took our own picture for free. So just be aware. Wouldn't want to be around this... More 

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Clermont-Ferrand, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It's superbly located, and you can take fun pictures (beware of opportunists that ask you if you want them to take your picture and then ask for money!). Other than this, take a break from your tour and eat a sub with both feet in the water :)

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Brisbane, Australia
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212 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I have memories of seeing this piece of art reproduced on T shirts for the last 30yrs. I was excited to see the original piece of art in a public space in Philly. This city is amazing with public art spaces around every corner. The big tick of approval from me.

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Santa Monica, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Cute and iconic sculpture in Philadelphia. Be aware of local hustlers offering to take your picture then demanding money.

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Tucson, Arizona
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359 attraction reviews
933 helpful votes 933 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We stumbled on this small park, which has the official name of John F. Kennedy Plaza, when walking to the nearby City Hall. The space earned the nickname "Love Park" after a sculpture by Robert Indiana was installed here for the 1976 bicentennial. This sculpture displays red letters LO over VE on a pedestal. It seemed to be a small... More 

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Kidlington, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Brilliant photo spot and a nice play to chill on a hot sunny day. The fountain offers refreshing breeze which is nice on a hot day in a city. There are lots of gorgeous blooming trees which make the place look even more special in the spring.

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Washington
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218 attraction reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Very small, but the LOVE spot is definitely a great photo stop. On a sunny and warm day, it is nice to have the fountain water spraying. Great people watching place too. Be sure to walk 360, to get multiple photo angles: one to the City Hall, and the other down the route all the way to the Philadelphia Art... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

In the mid-1980's a group of young people discovered Vincent Kling's curving steps and ledges to be perfect for skateboarding. It was the combination of the different levels and curves, continuous granite surfaces, and the large space for sessions that attracted skaters. Gradually LOVE Park's reputation spread around the skateboard community as skateboarders from all over the city and surrounding... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I have seen far too many reviews on here about it being a let down or not what you expect... Please realize that you are going to see a sign that says LOVE in the middle of a park. THAT IS IT! It is exactly as advertised and you will get no more and no less! I think it is... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

What more do you need? Great must do experience in Philly. Looks down towards the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art, beautiful walk from LOVE to all that art along the way. I stop and take a photo every time I'm in town. No photo is ever the same.

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